instruction (countable and uncountable, plural instructions)
- (uncountable) The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with information or knowledge.
- Students receive instruction in the arts and sciences.
- Instruction will be provided on how to handle difficult customers.
1927, F. E. Penny, chapter 5, in Pulling the Strings:
- Anstruther laughed good-naturedly. “[…] I shall take out half a dozen intelligent maistries from our Press and get them to give our villagers instruction when they begin work and when they are in the fields.”
- (countable) An instance of the information or knowledge so furnished.
- (countable) An order or command.
- 1893, Walter Besant, The Ivory Gate, Prologue:
- Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and made scratches for all the words between; his clerks, however, understood him very well.
- (computing) A single operation of a processor defined by an instruction set architecture.
- A set of directions provided by a manufacturer for the users of a product or service.
- See also Wikisaurus:instruction
act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information
- Irish: deachtú m
- Japanese: 指示 (ja) (しじ, shiji), 教訓 (ja) (きょうくん, kyōkun)
- Latin: īnstructiō f, doctrina f, disciplina f, auditio
- Malay: arahan
- Portuguese: instrução (pt) f
- Romanian: instruire (ro) f, învățare (ro) f, învățământ (ro) n
- Russian: инстру́кция (ru) f (instrúkcija), инструкта́ж (ru) m (instruktáž), наставле́ние (ru) n (nastavlénije), обуче́ние (ru) n (obučénije)
- Scottish Gaelic: stiùireadh m, teagasg m
- Swahili: agizo (sw)
- Swedish: instruktion (sv) c, undervisning (sv) c, skolväsen n, c
- Urdu: اُپْدیش (ur) m (updeś)
that which instructs, or with which one is instructed
single operation of a processor
set of directions provided by a manufacturer
instruction f (plural instructions)